225th Anniversary of the Washington - Rochambeau Revolutionary War Route.
Friday, June 30 through Sunday July 2, 2006
March to Victory Weekend- Ridgefield

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Washington & Rochambeau Revolutionary War Route (W3R )

Ridgefield's Ridgebury Road Designated a      National Historic Landmark!

As part of the National Park Service's nine-state Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, a portion of Ridgebury Road has received official National Historic Landmark status. For it was right here that comte de Rochambeau's army pitched their tents July 1, 1781, with an advance guard under Major Alexandre Berthier bivouacked along the ridge at the Old Stagecoach Road intersection.

Ten educational historical markers have been placed on Rochambeau's army route by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, to commemorate the French trek across the state. Ours stands at the junction of Old Stagecoach and Ridgebury Roads near the original site of Rochambeau's French army encampment. This three- by four-foot weatherproof marker tells the story of Rochambeau's stay in Ridgebury, and is where 'le comte' and his officers reputedly celebrated his 56th birthday at Ensign Keeler's tavern (our town's other "Keeler Tavern").

Take a few moments to stop by Ridgebury Meadow to read and appreciate our new historical marker (and the magnificent, almost unchanged from 1781, vista and scenery).

 

Ridgebury Road Designated a National Historic Landmark!

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